Analysts rate Lloyds Banking Group plc.(LLOY:LSE) with a Strong Buy, GBX 60 Target

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by: STA Research
Lloyds Banking Group plc

Analysts rate Lloyds Banking Group plc. with a Strong Buy rating, and a 12-month average target price of GBX 60.44.

J.P. Morgan & Company recently maintained Lloyds Banking Group plc. with an Overweight rating, and increased the company’s target price to GBX 60 from GBX 56.

Based on the Lloyds Banking Group plc stock forecasts from 8 analysts, the average analyst target price for Lloyds Banking Group plc is GBX 60.44 over the next 12 months. Lloyds Banking Group plc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Lloyds Banking Group plc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 3 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Lloyds Banking Group plc’s stock price was GBX 48.78. Lloyds Banking Group plc’s stock price has changed by +0.15% over the past week, +0.34% over the past month and +15.98% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.



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